Frank was born in Houston, Texas in 1961. Frank’s early musical training was two fold, primarily self-taught but also learned from friends and family. Several of his relatives were church pianists and vocalists. In 1977, Frank took advantage of the opportunity to study piano and music theory when he entered Madison High School in Houston. As he progressed musically learning to play drums, guitar, bass and piano he taught his mother and brothers to play various instruments. They soon formed the gospel bands “Dunamis” and "The Gospel Sounds” along with two uncles which played local churches where his father preached.
It was during these early years he became interested in jazz improvisation. He noted that most of the young church musicians he knew didn’t read music but played by ear. They would embellish the basic progressions with passing tones and added musical notes due to the fact that there was no written music for guitar. In these early musical years he was influenced by a wide variety of music ranging from church music, classic rock to jazz and fusion. In the mid 1980s a wonderful musical opportunity arose for Frank to become the guitarist for the The Cruse, a well-known contemporary christian band and Tim Miner. The group, was popular throughout much of the 1970s and early 1980s, and had traveled and ministered all across the world. They released 25 albums and received two Dove Awards. Frank enjoyed and learned much during the year he traveled and performed with the Cruse and Tim Miner.
His continued desire to hone his craft led him to the University of Houston - Moores School of Music in 2003 where as a Music Major he performed with the University of Houston Jazz Orchestra. While attending Moores School of Music he studied under well known jazz guitarist Mike Wheeler and Jazz Orchestra Director Noe Marmelejo. He completed his music studies and graduated from Concordia University in 2006 with a degree in Music Ministry. While at Concordia he also gained experience in music ministry while working for Emanuel Presbyterian Church in Austin from 2003 - 2006. Upon returning to Houston he worked as the part-time music minister for the Asian American Church of Houston in 2005. Although today Frank is a Principal Civil Structural Designer by trade he has continues to pursue his musical passion for performing and composing music. He is thankful for the support of his wife, daughters, grandchildren and friends during all of his musical pursuits. These days he can be found performing at local wine bars, coffee bars, restaurants, festivals, art shows and churches. His current musical influences are Kurt Rosenwinkel, Larry Carlton, Scott Henderson, Stanley Jordan and Carlos Santana.